This video discusses use of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) in oral surgery for enhancing bone growth and healing process. A patient with a complex extraction is shown along with how the material is processed and inserted into the extraction site. PRGF has many biological benefits in wound healing and maturation of tissues and has become a key part of bone and tissue regeneration protocol in our office.
Dental implants are great solutions for teeth replacement, however when performed in the smile zone, they require detailed planning, careful techniques, and coordinated effort between the expert clinicians. This podcast discusses 5 key principles for achieving predictable success with dental implants in the aesthetic zone.
Many current advertisements promise patients same day immediate implants and new teeth , offering to replace decayed, infected, or missing teeth with implants and even deliver teeth, all on the same day. While this is a possible treatment option, it is not for everyone. There are a number of limitations and the success depends on proper patient selection, diagnosis, and communication between the surgeon and the restoring dentist. This video discusses immediate implants and immediate teeth and when they may be considered and when they should be avoided.
Dental implants success depends on many factors including patient health, proper diagnosis and treatment planning, team approach between the oral surgeon, restorative dentist, and other team members, as well as normal and healthy bone where implants are placed. This podcast reviews techniques used to correct a three dimensional jaw bone defect to allow proper positioning of dental implants and bridge.